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Journal:   RESEARCH ON SPORT SCIENCE   SUMMER 2008 , Volume 6 , Number 19; Page(s) 171 To 189.
 
Paper: 

AN INVESTIGATION OF PERSONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL OBSTACLES TO WOMEN'S PROMOTION TO SPORTS MANAGEMENT POSITION IN KHUZESTAN PROVINCE

 
 
Author(s):  EHSANI MOHAMMAD, SHETAB BOUSHEHRI S.N., KOUZEHCHIAN HASHEM, MOSHABAKI A.
 
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Abstract: 

Woman's sport development and publication embodies women's management in sport. After plan combination in federations and sports association a few women could achieve management position in federations and sport associations in different provineces of Iran. To help remove this problem and increase the number of women in management position and to better make use of women managers' power, we decided to investigate the obstacle preventing women from achieving management position in federation and sports associations; this can help design approaches to promote women's sport manager in the country. To achieve this goal, the present study investigates the personal and environmental obstacles. The instrument used is a questionnaire which was designed by the researcher. After checking its reliability and validity, was distributed among men and women mangers in sport associations in Khuzestan province. According to men managers all factors with the exception of psychological personality factor inhibited women's promotion. However, women believed that psychological and personality factors; Knowledge and awareness; interpersonal relations; and political skills did not prevent their promotion. Further, they believed that there is not significant difference between them and their men counterparts with regard to the above mentioned factors. Both men and women respondants, accepted that factors related to professional sport, sport media, cultural, interpersonal, family and men authority in organization all inhibit women's promotion. To sum up, men believed in both personal and envioronmental obstacles while women accepted only the obstacles envioronmental to their promotion (P<0.01).

 
Keyword(s): PERSONAL FACTORS, ASSOCIATION FACTORS, PROMOTION, WOMEN MANAGERS, SPORT FEDERATION, SPORT ASSOCIATION
 
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